As the Gandhi Jayanti also marked the second anniversary of the Swatch Bharat campaign, the Indian cricket team led by captain Virat Kohli today swept the stands of the Eden Gardens stadium in Kolkata. BCCI president Anurag Thakur also joined the cleanup drive which the board said was a part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Swach Bharat Abhiyan.
A video posted by the BCCI showed Indian players along with the board president sweeping the stand of the Eden Gardens stadium, which is also the venue for India’s second Test against New Zealand.
“On the occasion of #GandhiJayanti- BCCI President Lt. @ianuragthakur, @imVkohli & #TeamIndia take part in #SwachhBharatAbhiyan #MyCleanIndia,” BCCI tweeted from its official twitter handle.
With an striking bowling attack, India wrapped up the second Test in Kolkata on the fourth day claiming an 178-run win over the visitors. With this win, India overtook Pakistan to become the top-ranked team in the ICC Test ranking and has also sealed a series-win, taking a lead of 2-0 in the three match series against New Zealand.
With the marvellous win over the visitors and by the cleanup campaign prior to that, Captain Virat Kohli, has given more reasons for Indian youngsters to follow him as a youth icon. India is scheduled to play their third and final Test match against New Zealand from 8th October at the Holkar Stadium in Indore.